Monday, November 21, 2011
Karen Jo: You seem to be moving back and forth between spots that Emma used and spots, like your bed by the heat vent, that she never went. You also used Emma's litter box almost exclusively yesterday. I wonder if her smell lingering in these places comforts you. I cleaned and put new litter in both boxes today, as it was long overdue. I hope that didn't upset you.
Heck, no! It was high time that you put new litter in the boxes. You took the food and water out of Emma's room, but you refilled both litter boxes. Why?
Karen Jo: You have gotten so used to using either box that I thought I would keep both boxes filled up. If you stop using one of them, then I will cut you back to just one.
Hey, kitties, you will never guess what has showed up on my buffet! I have kitten food again and I got a treat of baby food yesterday and today. I was feeling too sad to eat the baby food yesterday, but I cleaned it up today.
Karen Jo: Don't get too used to it. I decided to let you have the kitten food that was left in Emma's bowl and to give you the baby food that I was going to try to tempt her to eat. When that is gone, you won't be getting any more.
I'll just enjoy it while it lasts. You didn't share your lunch today.
Karen Jo: You didn't show up to ask for any until I was on my last two bites of roast beef sandwich. You can have some roast beef tonight, if you want it. Speaking of not showing up, where have you been at bedtime the last two nights?
I have been sleeping in my bed in the living room. I did join you just before dawn both mornings.
Karen Jo: Yesterday morning I thought you just wanted petting and didn't get why you kept putting your paw on my face. This morning it finally dawned on me that you wanted early breakfast. You haven't asked for early breakfast in a very long time.
Well, I want it now. You should be glad that I am waiting until just before dawn instead of o'dark-thirty. Why didn't I get my lunch until just now?
Karen Jo: Sorry, Herman, with all that has been going on, I just forgot. You should have reminded me.
I have been sleeping, so I guess it's OK this time. I want you to be more punctual in the future. It's not like you are all that busy.
Karen Jo: I have had a busier day today than in a long time. I got up early to cancel Emma's vet appointment, so they could get some other animal in her slot. I did my usual chores and cleaned the litter boxes. I played with you more than usual, as you have been more playful with me. I went to the grocery store. I finally applied for my Social Security, which I should have done weeks ago. That trip to the allergist has really paid off. The new medication has made me feel better than I have in months. I actually have my energy back. Before today, just getting my daily chores done has been all I could do and I didn't always finish all of them. It's too bad that Emma didn't live to see the new/old me. She would have enjoyed the extra play time.
I am enjoying it. We played with the blue-mousie-on-a-string that Emma got for Christmas in July. I don't usually play with wand toys, but maybe watching Emma have so much fun with them gave me ideas.
Karen Jo: Herman seems to understand what happened to Emma quite well. He is not looking for her, unless he is doing it after I have gone to bed.